Nevers still hopeful, says Lungu’s election will be reversed

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MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba is still hopeful that Edgar Lungu’s election will be reversed after the petition is heard.


But the Constitution Court which presides on the presidential election petition could not hear the petition saying time had lapsed provided in the constitution.


After this declaration, Edgar Lungu was inaugurated as republican president.


Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba who stood on the opposition UPND ticket are still fighting and have vowed to take the matter which has since dragged on currently in the High Court where they are seeking a determination on whether their rights were violated by not being heard in their petition.


They have also threatened to take the matter to the International courts though there is no indication so far of them moving that direction.


But Dr. Mumba who campaigned for Hichilema just like other UPND supporters is hopeful that the election petition will be head and Lungu’s election will be reversed.


Speaking after appearing for his traspassing case at the Magistrate court, Dr. Mumba charged that President Lungu will not be Republican President forever but will also be in the opposition after the petition or when he leaves office.


“The way life is he cannot say, ine shakapitemo ifi balepitamo, he will go through the same thing we are passing through and will also be talking the way we are talking that this and that is unfair,” said Dr Mumba.


Dr Mumba said opposition leaders should be able to express themselves on behalf of the Zambian people freely without being taken to jail. He said that it’s a pity that some leaders when in government become so rigid and think that nothing will change while whatever happens after leaving office is the same to the extent that some are embarrassed and their lives are characterised with pain.


“We are not animals that we can’t talk as opposition we can talk to him if he wants us to talk about what we feel about last years’ August election, he should not fear, we can still talk about it and then we can together continue moving forward,” said Dr Mumba.


He said continuing with arrogance will not change anything and that President Lungu should know that opposition leaders will always be there and that equally when he leaves office there shall be another President while he will be opposition leader.


Commenting on recognition of Edgar as President Dr Mumba said ‘ It is not us to recognise him, it is the court to prove that he won elections and that if he recognises that there is a problem that someone does not recognise him, it’s his role to push and ensure that things normalise because stubbornness will not help have a comfortable life.’


14 Responses to Nevers still hopeful, says Lungu’s election will be reversed

  1. Well spoken Ba Dr Mumba. But does he listen? It is because he stole elections, he is not ashamed.

    John chabe
    February 20, 2017 at 1:51 am

  2. Nika kabwala fye kapompwe ka Edagr C. Lungu. Necalile ba Sata calilufyenye sana calenga twashala ne mbwa iyi ilebepa abantu kwati cacine ni ikapepa kanshi nimbwili icine cine. FOOLISH !!!

    Bwalya Mwasha
    February 20, 2017 at 4:18 am

  3. Dreaming is free ,in dream land even pigs fly

    February 20, 2017 at 5:23 am

    • You will be in for a shock

      Nevyson Kabbudula
      February 20, 2017 at 8:24 am

  4. Any International Court will find that Lungu was not democratically ,lawfully and Constitutionally elected.With highsight Lungu made a grave mistake and miscalculation. Lungu should have directed his Judge Friends at Concourt to reject the UPND Petition outright. The moment the Petition was filed and accepted by Concourt it Nullified ECZ’s declaration as the Winner of the 2016 Election. In dismissing the Petition b4 Hearing it Concourt did not cite a clause in the Constitution giving it power to dismiss the Petition. As it turned out Concourt’s 14 days expiry reason for refusing to hear the Petition is invalid at law. Concourt may have dismissed the Petition but did Not give a written declaration that Lungu was the Winner. Concourt could not issue such a declaration becoz it did not hear,determine and declare the Winner of the Election. Lungu blocked the Petition and proceeded to inaugurate himself in power illegally and without a declaration from the Court.Therefore Lungu was not democratically,legally and Constitutionally elected and inaugurated.The refusal by Lungu to resign and allow the Speaker of Parliament to Act as President while the Petition was being heard,determined and disposed is fatal. Dr Nevers Mumba is correct to say that Lungu will only be recognized as a Legitimate President if the Court hears the Petition, weigh the Evidence and then declare the Winner. If the Court after due process declares Lungu the Winner then most Zambians will accept the Ruling. Until then there is No Winner of the 2016.It is illogical for Lungu to expect the Petitioners to recognize him as President when they are still Petitioning against his Election.

    February 20, 2017 at 5:55 am

    • Ba Mwaba wesu twatotela sana.Ala lekeni. Cumbu munshololwa aile no busali kubuko. Things are looking better for them but its just a matter of time. Lesa nao wamulinganya. They claim to be Christians but look at their deeds….awe mwandi.

      Ndimubemba Inkonko
      February 20, 2017 at 7:11 am

      • Niwiso uleba nd who won bettween lungu nd hh think be4 u talk dnt just talk any hw mubwa?

        Mushala mutu
        February 22, 2017 at 12:43 am

    • Mwaba – Forget that line of thought please. ECL is president and it’s over. Do you mean UPND has evidence for the “International Court” but not for the Zambian Court where after 14 days they failed to present anything?

      February 21, 2017 at 7:39 am

  5. Nice one

    February 20, 2017 at 6:12 am

  6. Edgar lungu is foolish with his group.

    zonda izalema
    February 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

  7. Time will determine if indeed PF won the last elections genuinely. One thing I know is that God allows both good and bad leaders to rule for reasons beyond human knowledge. For now let Zambians suffer because that is how we will appreciate the next President.

    February 20, 2017 at 7:52 am

  8. Title should read “Mumba still dreaming that Lungu’s election will be reversed”. It is okay to dream, but it will not happen, and it will never happen. Mature people need to face reality head-on and not dodge it. This thinking is retrogressive and wont solve any problem.

    February 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

  9. @One Nation there is nothing wrong in dreaming. We know the Petitioners will not get Justice in Lungu’s controlled Courts in Zambia but any International Court which is impartial will find Lungu’s election in 2016 illegal and unconstitutional for many reasons. Lungu knows this and that is why he has been blocking the Petition Hearing at all costs. Lungu knows that the Petitioners have overwhelming evidence showing that Lungu lost the Election. If Lungu had won this Election he would have been the first person to prove in Court how he won the Election. Lungu would rather stay illegitimate and be indicted to ICC than allowing the Hearing of the fatal Petition. Now that 6 months is up the Petitioners should take their Petition to ICJ. Based on information b4 us our analysis show that Lungu will have a tough time to prove in Court that he legally,democratically and Constitutionally won the 2016 Election freely,fairly and openly. Lungu is between a Hard Place and the Deep Blue Sea. Either way he is doomed. If SADC uses the Ecowas approach on the Election Dispute in Zambia then Lungu is in a mess and doomed.

    February 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  10. Ba Upnd please which elections did you win???. Is 3.5 Provinces more than 6.5 ?? Even my three year old son can answer that. You were beaten clean and had it not been for the voting pattern in Southern Province it was a massacre. If Zambians truly wanted HH to be President there would have been riots countywide but instead protests were limited to Southern Province. This course you have taken is making you more unpopular by the day it shows lack of maturity and leadership no wonder HH is a 5 time losing candidate. Wake up you had 14 days in court and you had no evidence ,by the way what is before the High Court can not nullify His Excellency ECL s election. Come on guys we need checks and balances

    February 21, 2017 at 5:18 am

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